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Blue Plate Special

Dance Hall Crashers

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Album Review

Released the year after Honey, I'm Homely!, this EP feels like a gap filler, but even so, it's still pretty satisfying. Its six tracks include an interesting, funked-up remix of "All Mine" (from Honey, I'm Homely!), several new tracks, and an exquisite, galloping acoustic version of "Shelley." Of the new songs, "She's Trying" grabs you from the first moment, while "Lady Luck" doesn't really kick in until the soaring harmonies on the chorus; "Truly Comfortable" falls fairly flat, but the program ends on a high note with the sly Christmas song "I Did It for the Toys" ("Santa kissed me and I kissed him back/But I did it for the toys"). For fans especially, but anyone who loves well-built pop tunes (with or without a ska backbeat) will get a kick out of this one.

Customer Reviews

My Favorite Band of the Month

Dance Hall Crashers rock the house. The female lead singer's voice is a lot like Gwen Stefani. A great mix of punk and ska, with a dash of surfer. If you enjoy Tsunami Bomb, HorrorPops, or older No Doubt you'll fall in love with Dance Hall Crashers! This album is a good start if you're curious about the band, and I can assure you that you'll be downloading the other ones shortly after listening to this one!

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nevermind what i said about the live album, if you like this sound buy it. they are a great band though and i don't think you'd be disappointed with ant of them. especially if you like face-paced fun music with female vocals.

Biography

Formed: 1989

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

An outgrowth of the legendary Operation Ivy, the Berkeley, Caifornia-based ska-punk outfit Dance Hall Crashers was briefly led by Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, Op Ivy alumni who later reunited in Rancid. Both left within weeks of the Crashers' 1989 formation, but the group continued on, now led by vocalist Elyse Rogers and guitarist Jason Hammon; a series of other lineup changes followed, most notably the addition of second vocalist Karina Denike joining in 1990. Dance Hall Crashers disbanded soon...
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